DePaul Wins Third Straight at South Florida

Sammy Mejia scored 18 points and Draelon Burns added 16 as DePaul beat South Florida 75-62 on Saturday.

Mejia had six points and a nifty assist on Marcus Heard's layup during a 15-6 run that put DePaul (16-11, 7-6 Big East) ahead 59-50 with 5 1/2 minutes left.

DePaul preserved the victory by hitting 14 of 16 free throws -- including a 7-for-8 performance by Burns -- during the final 4 1/2 minutes of play.

McHugh Mattis scored 18 points for South Florida (12-15, 3-10). Kentrell Gransberry had 15 points and seven rebounds.

Mejia had eight points in the first half, helping DePaul take a 29-26 halftime lead. Mattis scored two of his nine points during the opening half on a rebound basket at the buzzer.

The Blue Demons travel to South Bend for a 6 p.m. contest with the Irish on Tuesday, February 20. The game can be seen live on ESPN2 and can be heard on WSCR (670 AM).

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